The Distracted Boyfriend Meme Has A Fascinating Stock Photo Backstory

The Distracted Boyfriend Meme had a big year in 2017, and his wandering eye was used to represent everything from The Youth to Homer Simpson to the ubiquitous Me, but it turns out the pic chosen for the meme is only part of the story.

Because, as is often the case in the world of stock photography, there are many more photos in the series that walk us through their phony yet doomed relationship, photos that were forgotten when the initlal image went viral.

Twitter user Andrew J. Abernathy discovered the saga of the Distracted Boyfriend when he spotted the jerk's stock photo girlfriend in another photo, so he started sharing the pics via tweets.

The couple had a kid together, bought a house together the old fashioned way, and did some other totally not fake and totally not staged things together like a totally not fake couple.

But in the end his wandering eye would cause the fake couple that shouldn't have been together in the first place to break up, but in a shocking twist the Distracted Boyfriend was the one who did the dumping!

See Famous Jerk Boyfriend Meme Has Fascinating Stock Photo Backstory here

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